Buster Olney has an interesting note (via MLBTR) from over the weekend about the Pirates, saying that they've had informal discussions with former Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington about a role in the front office. Those are the only details Olney gave, other than pointing out that Cherington and Neal Huntington have been friends for years.
When the Red Sox moved on from Cherington, my immediate thought was to wonder if he would end up with the Pirates. The trend with a lot of teams now is to load up on GM types and get as much front office talent as possible. We saw this with the Dodgers in a big way last year. Andrew Friedman moved over from the Rays and took over as the President of Baseball Operations. Josh Byrnes joined the organization as a Senior Vice President of Baseball O...
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